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Internet Governance Glossary


4.1 International law

Set of legal rules established by sovereign states, usually through the adoption of international treaties and international conventions and generally regarded and accepted as binding in relations between states.


All basic types of international law, namely:

  • international public law
  • international private law
  • international customary law

may apply to Internet governance.


7.4.10 UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration

The Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (1985/2006) of the United Nations Commission for International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) provides a pattern that law-makers in national governments can adopt as part of their domestic legislation on arbitration. The model law is not binding, but individual states may adopt the model law by incorporating it into their domestic law.